for the learning of mathematics

an international journal of mathematics education

Paola Valero ,  Gelsa Knijnik - Vol. 35 Num. 2 (2015)
 Governing the modern, neoliberal child through ICT research in mathematics education


Research on the pedagogical uses of ICT for the learning of mathematics formulates cultural thesis about the desired subject of education and society, and thereby contribute to fabricate the rational, Modern, self-regulated, entrepreneurial neoliberal child. Using the Foucauldian notion of governmentality, the section Technology in the mathematics curriculum in the Third International Mathematics Education Research Handbook is discursively analyzed. We problematize how mathematics education research on ICT devices pedagogical technologies that steer the conduct of children to become the desired subject. We show how research may create the inclusion and exclusion of different forms of life among children.